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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child - Christmas Gift Summary & Analysis

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Christmas Gift Summary

In Christmas Gift, right before Christmas, the family is about to move from Corcoran to find work. They dig in trash cans to find food. Mama makes soup with vegetables and fruit from the trash and bones from the butcher. A young couple knocks on the front door of their tent. The woman is pregnant. The man sells little things for money. Papa says his family is broke too and cannot buy anything. The man pulls out a beautiful, handmade handkerchief. Mama says it is beautiful. Papa says they cannot afford to buy anything and escorts them out. There is a new member of the family, Ruben, Francisco's baby brother.

They move to a migrant camp and sleep on a mattress in a tent. Francisco anxiously awaits Christmas morning. He hopes for a ball. Mama quietly wraps the Christmas gifts and...

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